Sunday, March 8, 2009

IM CDA week 12

Just wanted a wireless bike computer with cadence!

In CT class, coach focuses a lot on cadence and since I don't have cadence on my bike computer, I often went by mileage. I decided this after class this week to pick up a new computer with cadence. I don't want to deal with wires so I optimally, I wanted to find a wireless one. I went to
Sports Basement after work, looked at the Cateye V3 which also has heart rate, as well as, the Polar CS200cad. After deciding on the Polar, I asked the bike guys if they can install it. Their answer? "$65/hour." So then after telling me that it wouldn't take a full hour, yet at the same time focusing on how much of a pain in the @ss installing these things are, I caved and said, "Okay..can you guys do it today?" Their response? "No..not today..maybe tomorrow." Maybe?? Uh..nevermind! I use to like the bike guys over at SB. Used to! So I rolled my TT bike out utterly annoyed. Then it dawned on it, Bike Nut! I called the shop, Alex answered, told me they had a Cateye V2C (which is what I originally wanted anyway) and said that they'd install it right there and then, score! I made it to Bike Nut within 5 minutes and within 45 minutes or so, I rolled out my bike with a Cateye V2C nicely installed. Now that's service I would pay extra for! I mean, the last time I checked, we were in a recession and you'd think that more retail stores would be more like Bike Nut and do whatever they need to do for a nice sale, right?!

Jason Mesnick, the Bachelor, you are not worth the words I have for you! Especially, when you wasted three hours of my time on Monday night which caused me to be sleep deprived for CT class on Tuesday AM which caused me to be the popular kid in class as coach kept having to remind me to "cadence up" and "turn it over." Thanks Bachelor for reminding us single ladies why sometimes, it's better that we remain single! Jerk! You don't break up with your fiancee one minute and then the next minute, make out with your #2!

Anyway..moving on..this weekend's training consisted of much time spent in my heart rate Z3. Let me tell ya, Z3 was tough for me to reach! Even when I was climbing on my bike, my heart rate was teetering at 153-155 almost teasing me. I use to be able to hit Z3 and beyond with no problem when climbing. I start Z3 at 156 on the bike. So does this mean that my fitness level has improved? Maybe? One can only hope :-). On the run today was even worse! I had inclines, ran hard against the wind, but still was able to just reach 166 though I hit 170 for a bit. My run Z3 starts at 166. Most of my time was spent in 160-165, again, almost teasing me! Need to talk to coach about what I need to do to bet better at reaching Z3 in a more timely manner!!

I'm starting to feel a tickle in my throat...I best not get sick again! I can't! Must take Tylenol Cold Symptom tonight and go to bed..but not before I take in my Sprinkles Red Velvet cupcake!

Workout Summary-
Swim- 1 hour and 55 minutes
Bike- 8 hours and 30 minutes
Run- 3 hours and 55 minutes
Total workout- 14 hours and 20 minutes

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